My vibrating Bonny - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-06-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Elizabethtown Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
h1081dan is on a distinguished road
Default My vibrating Bonny

I have a problem with my Bonny I though you guys would be able to help me with. When I am driving and my front wheels are strait I have this humming noise along with a slight vibration. When I turn my wheels it goes away. It also doesnt seem as bad on wet roads. My mom owned this car for 6 months before I bought it and she said it has always had this humming. My front end it rock solid. It doesn't clunk or thump or anything at all. I checked my CV'* and there seems to be no visible problem with them. All the boots are in tact. I am lost on what could be the problem. My dad says its either the tires or the wheels need balanced. Please give me your input.Is is something I should worry about or ignor? Thanks
h1081dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2003, 03:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
GAMEOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Racine Wi
Posts: 5,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GAMEOVER is on a distinguished road
Default

im almost postive that its the hub(wheel bearing). but the hard parts is determing what side it is? so i would take to a dealer or any repair shop and the can take a steliscope to each hub i had a 90 gp and the sim-tums u talk about match what i had. mine was the wheel hub(BEARING) the hub and bearing are all sealed in one
GAMEOVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2003, 09:26 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Elizabethtown Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
h1081dan is on a distinguished road
Default

I am starting to think its the bearings myself. I dont have any money right now so its something that is going to have to wait. My mom drove the hell out of this car for over six months and she said it hasn't got any worse at all. Its been the same humming that it had when she bought it. Who knows. I will try to determine the problem without involving the dealer. I make 15,000 per year and a dealer will charge more than I make in a month. Other than that the car runs great! Trans seems to shift ok.
h1081dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2003, 10:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ab,ca
Posts: 1,963
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1992 trofeo is on a distinguished road
Default um

call to some scrap yards get used hubs with bearings shouldnt cost over 100buxx... and I dont think it would be vary hard to do if you had a
:jack
:jack stand
:tire iron
:needle nose plyers (for the pin)
:right size wrench... (if its big enough a parts store will lend it to you)
:socket and wrachet to get the brakes off.
:assembly lub.
:maybe change your brake pads while your at it..
:if you need rear hubs/rotaters/brake shoes.. hardly even the best can do it in there driveway.
:two hours for someone with 'less skill'
1992 trofeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2003, 11:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Elizabethtown Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
h1081dan is on a distinguished road
Default

being that this problem how been the same without getting any worse for about 7 months that I know of, how long do you think I can go without replacing it, if thats would be the problem?
h1081dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2003, 11:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

I wouldn;t go much longer if its the bearings. If its just the alignment or rotation issues, thats a cheap fix. Addressing the problem ASAP is always better then letting a mechanical issue get worse over time.

Plus the peace of mind is priceless
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2003, 11:50 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

I had a similar problem on my 2003 Malibu. I had a weird noise and it actually got worse when turning a slight bend in the road and hit the right speed. It also had a vibration. They checked it out and it ended up being a bad tire.

They replaced it ( I tried to get 2 new ones, only makes sense) and it'* all good for now. but I will need 4 new ones son, they are crappy Firestone tires and are too soft a compound and are wearing out fast.
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2003, 09:03 AM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Elizabethtown Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
h1081dan is on a distinguished road
Default

The reason I originally thought it was the tire is because this problem does get quietter on wet roads. Also it goes away when you turn the wheel most of the time. My dad has a 1998 mustang and he has new tired on it and he said it hums so loud it drives him crazy There are some days I am out driving that I swear its the bearing. Others It really seems to be coming from the tire. Someday that I can get some time I am going to take the front wheels off and take a good look around. By the way, How do you check the bearings on these?
h1081dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2003, 09:29 AM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Westerville, Ohio 2000 Black SSEi
Posts: 6,127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rogue is on a distinguished road
Default

Try rotating the tires...this should put your rears on the front where the vibration is more than likely coming from. If the problem goes away you know its a tire. Safer to have it on the rear anyway if its bad and your not in a position to fix it.

-- Rogue
Rogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2003, 10:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Elizabethtown Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
h1081dan is on a distinguished road
Default

I think I will start with rotating the tires. If that doesn't help I will take it to the dealer just to get checked. I figure they tell me whats wrong and I will fix it, save money that way. Hopefully its not the bearings. Thanks for all your help!!!
h1081dan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
grinding / vibrating its840 1992-1999 13 09-01-2005 11:42 AM
what would be rattling/clunking/vibrating... harofreak00 General GM Chat 19 07-01-2005 09:28 AM
Vibrating gas pedal... and a wet trunk djm 1992-1999 10 09-07-2004 11:14 AM
Annoying vibrating noise! What is it???!! bonnie94ssei 1992-1999 12 02-10-2003 02:17 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:42 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.